Related Conditions     • Overview
    • Prone to OI
        –  CFS
        –  Prolonged ICU Stays
    •  Associated with OI
    •  Secondary to OI

Conditions that often develop orthostatic symptoms (Prone to OI)

Orthostatic Intolerance symptoms may develop as part of the primary condition or they may develop because of the prolonged bedrest needed for the primary condition.

Examples of primary conditions that often develop OI symptoms are
    •  Chronic Fatigue Sydrome (CFS).
    •  Fibromyalgia,
    •  Acute Respiratory Distress and other conditions with prolonged ICU stay
    •  Traumatic brain injury (TBI) (concussion), with prolonged bedrest. To learn more about prolonged bedrest
    •  Treatment for cancer.

Often, attention is on the primary condition and the chance of developing an orthostatic problem is not recognized during the acute illness and treatment. Later, attention continues to be on the primary condition and the orthostatic problem is often not noticed or the symptoms are not recognized. It may be a very real problem in day to day life for the person with it, but it gets dealing with the primary condition gets the attention during the visits with the doctors.

Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction:  There are a number of conditions that have autonomic nervous system dysfunction. They also develop orthostatic problems. Examples include
    •  Diabetes mellitus
    •  Multiple Sclerosis
    •  Parkinson's Disease.
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Author: Kay E. Jewell, MD
Page Last Updated: August 11, 2012